Tröllafoss - Reykjavik
Tröllafoss is Best For
Directions to Tröllafoss
Trollafoss, translated into English, means the 'Troll waterfalls'. The falls at the Grimsa River have been given this name because it is said that the rock formations clearly show the face of a troll when the water is flowing over them. We will leave it for you to decide whether you believe that! The falls are located near Fossatun in Borgarfjordur, 88km away from the capital Reykjavik.
However, many tourism activities have built up around this legend of the troll. This includes a Troll walk, which guides visitors around the site whilst telling them about local folk tales and myths. This is definitely a good way to learn about the culture of Western Iceland, even if you are still undecided about the troll. The nature and the scenery are directly intertwined with these beliefs and are definitely a fun way for children to visit the waterfalls.
For the best view of the Trollafoss, then walk up to the viewing point in the car park, which also gives a great panoramic view of the Skessuhorn mountain. When the weather is clear you can even see the peak! During the summer months these falls are also a great location to spot the thousands of jumping salmon as they move up and down the river.